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Virgil Smith

Democratic — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Virgil Smith represents Senate District 4 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 308 bills.

2002 9880.0
2004 32643.0
2006 31750.11
2010 54905.0
2012 23825.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    510 Farnum Bldg
    Phone: 517-373-7918
    Fax: 517-373-5227

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News and Blog Coverage

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1140

    Insurance; no-fault; eligibility for personal injury protection benefits; clarify that an excluded driver is not eligible and that any occupant who knows that a vehicle is unlawfully taken is not eligible. Amends sec. 3113 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.3113).

  • SR 188

    A resolution to recognize November 13, 2014, as Automobile Heritage Day in the state of Michigan.

  • SB 1117

    Corporate income tax; credits; credit for certain taxpayers that provide employment to unemployed individuals; create. Amends 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.1 - 206.713) by adding sec. 672.

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  • SB 1126

    Insurance; health benefits; Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act; provide exception to protect the woman's health. Amends sec. 11 of 2013 PA 182 (MCL 550.551).

  • SB 1127

    Insurance; health benefits; Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act; provide exception in case of rape or incest. Amends sec. 11 of 2013 PA 182 (MCL 550.551).

  • SB 1101

    Health; testing; testing for hepatitis C; require certain facilities and health professionals to offer to certain individuals receiving health care services. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding secs. 16279 & 20154.

Recent Votes

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SB 1100

PASSED ROLL CALL # 678 YEAS 31 NAYS 5 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3181.0
•••No: 513.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 281

PASSED ROLL CALL # 658 YEAS 30 NAYS 6 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3078.0
•••No: 615.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 844

PASSED ROLL CALL # 673 YEAS 25 NAYS 11 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2565.0
•••No: 1128.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 1097

PASSED ROLL CALL # 676 YEAS 36 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 1039

PASSED ROLL CALL # 664 YEAS 31 NAYS 5 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3181.0
•••No: 513.0
•••Other: 25.0
SB 1088

PASSED ROLL CALL # 668 YEAS 35 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 2 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3592.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 37.0
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Sources

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